An irate lawmaker has convinced the Missouri Senate to strip one hundred fifty-seven million dollars from the Office of Administration budget.
Laetitia Thompson has more from the state capitol.
Mexico Senator Joe Maxwell says he pulled the funds to force the agency to disclose provider bids forn state consolidated health care.
Maxwell says open records would allow the legislature to make sure his state employees stop overpaying for their health care.
The Senate passed Maxwell's budget cut that now awaits final House approval.
From Jefferson City, I'm Laetitia Thompson